American Charities for Reasonable Fundraising Regulation, Inc. v. Pinellas County, Fla., 221 F.3d 1211 (11th Cir. 2000) (a/k/a “Pinellas I”)
The Eleventh Circuit rules that a county may not compel a PFC to register if the PFC does not have sufficient “minimum contacts” with the county to justify the county’s regulatory jurisdiction over the PFC. Charlie Nave wrote the briefs that won this case in the Eleventh Circuit and upon remand in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Aid Association for Lutherans v. United States Postal Service, 321 F.3d 1166 (D.C. Cir. 2003)
The D.C. Circuit rules that the U.S. Postal Service exceeded its authority in denying nonprofits access to the nonprofit standard mail rate for their insurance related mailings. Charlie Nave wrote the briefs that won this case in the District Court and on appeal to the D.C. Circuit.
Charles H. Nave, Charitable State Registration and the Dormant Commerce Clause, 31 WM. MITCHELL L. REV. 227 (2004)
A review of the network of state charitable solicitation statutes and how the Dormant Commerce Clause may help simplify and harmonize it.
American Charities for Reasonable Fundraising Regulation vs Utah
After 10 years of litigating, the state of Utah amended its statute so that PFC’s no longer have to register with the Utah Division of Consumer Protection